ST STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN PARISH
WORSHIP THIS COMING SUNDAY, 29 March, 2015 – Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday)
8:00 am St Stephen’s, Chester – Holy Communion (BCP)
9:00 am St George’s, East River – Holy Communion (BAS)
11:00 am St. Stephen’s, Chester – Holy Eucharist (BAS Family)
Readings: Liturgy of the Palms: Mark 11: 1-11, Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29, Liturgy of the Passion, Isaiah 50: 4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2: 5-11’ Mark 15: 1-39 (short version)
LENTEN TIME OF REFLECTION – To be held in Tuck Hall, St. Stephen’s Church, Chester from 9:00-12:00 noon, Wednesday, April 1. Bible Talk will resume Wed, April 8.
SEDER SUPPER– To be held at St. John’s Anglican Church Hall, 64 Townsend Street, Lunenburg on Tuesday, 31 March at 6:00pm (Chicken or Lamb Stew). In remembrance of the meal Jesus shared with his disciples and the story of our Salvation with our Jewish brothers and sisters. If you plan to attend, please call 902-634-4994 or email email@example.com to help with planning for the supper. There is no charge for the meal - free offerings will be accepted at the door for PWRDF (Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund).
THIS WEEK IN THE PARISH
MUSICAL FRIENDS - Mon, March 30, 2:00-4:30 p.m., Tuck Hall
ST. STEPHEN’S CHOIR - Tues., March 31, 7:00 p.m., Tuck Hall
HOLY WEEK TIME OF REFLECTION- Wed, April 1, 9:00-12:00 noon, Tuck Hall
EUCHARIST AND STRIPPING OF THE ALTAR - Maundy Thursday, April 2, 7:30 pm, St. Stephen’s Church
CELEBRATION OF THE LORD’S PASSION - Good Friday - April 3, 11:00 am, St. Stephen’s Church
EASTER VIGIL - Holy Saturday/Easter Eve-April 4, 7:00 pm All Saints’ Church, Canaan.
WORSHIP NEXT SUNDAY
Easter - 5 April , 2015
8:00 am, St.Stephen’s, Holy Communion (BCP)
9:00 a.m., St.George’s, Holy Eucharist
11:00 a.m., St. Stephen’s, Holy Eucharist
Readings: Acts 10:34-43; Psalms 118:1-2, 14-24 ;
1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Mark 16:1-8
Today’s gospel gives us a good chunk of THE STORY, which we call our story. How much of THE STORY is familiar to you? A faithful steward has more than a passing knowledge of it. Mark 11:1-11 (Michael Polessel)
Diocesan Lenten Challenge 2015
Palm & Passion Sunday
From the Gospel …. “In the same way the chief priests, along with the scribes, were also mocking him among themselves and saying, "He saved others; he cannot save himself. “
It’s about the World = Holy Week. This week is what it’s all about ... what’s your it’s? what’s your world? Is your life defined by the spirit of sacrifice and salvation for others?
Reflection Questions - The truth is Jesus wasn’t out to save himself. He was doing this to save others – to save us, to save all of us. In this is our salvation. How would we act, and be if we lived out of this ‘same mind as Jesus’? If we stopped trying to ‘save ourselves and our church buildings’ – what would this look like?